On behalf of our foundation and Charlotte County, we wanted to thank everyone that attended the groundbreaking events on Wednesday March 15,2023. Despite the wind and cool weather this was a great event with key moments for learning, reflecting, and celebrating.
Below are some links to the news coverage with stories, videos, and photos of the day's events. Please feel free to share and let others know about the tower as we move forward. We plan to begin the building process in earnest within the next month and will use this email list to share updates with you on the progress of the project.
We look forward to seeing you again soon at the ribbon cutting for the tower.
"The First Duty is to Remember"
PBS did short 1:38 min video of Chip Shields speech with many pictures:
NBC 2 did a nice 2:37 min clip of the event:
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Charlotte Sun Cover article after the event:
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WINK News has two different videos, one the day before and one below on the day of the event:
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Fox 4 - ran a series of stories as well:
MacDill AFB Photos:
https://www.dvidshub.net/Charlotte County recorded the full event at:
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